What is the theology of Lent? If Lent means ‘springtime’ why is Lent referenced as a desert? Why would God lead us into a desert during Lent? How do the practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving relate to the desert? How can I help teach my kids that God is perusing them? What can I do to foster a thirst and hunger for God in my home?
It’s important to ask your kids how their Lent is going. Kids are initially so excited to give up sweets… But then the struggle comes when they’re faced with the temptation, that’s a teachable moment! –Kari
Catholics often focus on the desert as a place where you’re ‘stripped down’, it’s dry, and unable to sense God… Biblically, the desert is actually a place of safety. -Tom
The Currans contrast the Lenten themes: tending a spring garden versus journeying through a desert. Kari talks about activities and practices they do with their kids during Lent. Tom teaches some theology on the season of Lent and clarifies the analogy of the desert.